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  • *NEA chairman answers GOP concerns that his agency has a partisan agenda

     
    Striking a polite, conciliatory note while asserting that there's nothing rotten in the state of the agency he's led for less than two months, National Endowment for the Arts chairman Rocco Landesman responded today to Senate Republicans' request for...
  • Gay desire and American art

     
    In 1989, the private Corcoran Gallery of Art, battered by threats from Congress and worried about future federal grants, canceled an exhibition by photographer Robert Mapplethorpe that included male nudity and homosexual scenes. The banning made the...
  • Patti Smith wins National Book Award

     
    Iconic rocker Patti Smith has won the National Book Award for nonfiction for "Just Kids," her memoir of her close relationship with artist Robert Mapplethorpe. The win took many by surprise. There was another surprise at the National Book Awards,......
  • On Patti Smith, National Book Award winner

     
    At a poetry reading in New York City on January 1, 2010, Patti Smith decided that this was going to be a good year. "I think we're going to have a really great year. I think it's going to be......
  • Pop music gift guide part 2: Music gifts that will move the recipient to the beat

     
    Among the off-the-beaten-path ideas are biographies of Keith Richards, Frank Sinatra, Rosanne Cash and Patti Smith, a Michael Jackson video collection, Coachella and Warped Tour-related gifts, and the ultimate Miles Davis collection. Keith Richards,...
  • Boca Raton art flap: No nudes is bad news

     
    In the annals of art controversies, the one involving Boca Raton and Mary Eiland seems downright laughable. This isn't exactly New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani taking on a city-subsidized Brooklyn Museum exhibit which featured a depiction of the Virgin.......
  • From Harlow to Clooney: The largest-ever collection of glamour photography goes up for auction

     
    Mad about old Hollywood? Now may be your chance to nab a classic photo from Tinseltown's storied history. Thousands of classic Hollywood glamour photographs from the Michael H. Epstein and Scott E. Schwimer collection will be auctioned off on March......
  • Entertainment and pro football executive Steve Tisch joins LACMA's board of trustees

     
    Steve Tisch, an award-winning film and television producer and chairman of pro football's New York Giants, has been elected to the board of trustees of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Tisch, a partner in the production company Escape......
  • What's hot on this week's L.A. Times bestseller list

     
    Chicks rock the nonfiction list this week. Singer Patti Smith -- whose iconic record "Horses" was a creative landmark for rock music and female musicians -- marks her twelfth week on the list. Her book is the memoir "Just Kids,"......
  • Parents struggle on this week's L.A. Times bestseller list

     
    Heavy-duty plots that feed into parents' deep fears drive two new novels onto the L.A. Times bestseller list this week. Holding steady at No. 3 is Anne Lamott's "Imperfect Birds." The author's seventh novel finds affluent Bay Area parents Elizabeth......
  • L.A. Times bestsellers: Will Kathryn Stockett clock in a full year?

     
    Kathryn Stockett's debut novel, "The Help," has been on the L.A. Times hardcover fiction bestseller list for 50 weeks now, and it's still sitting pretty at No. 1. That's an impressive run, particularly for a debut novelist, and even more......